Pennsylvania State Police are referring a deadly Crawford County shooting to the Attorney General’s Office. There are still no charges filed in the deadly shooting happening last night near Linesville, but it is being investigated as a homicide.
Pennsylvania State Police say after seven last night, troopers were called to reports of a domestic violence incident between 29-year-old Corey Shipton and 35-year-old Jessie Bacon. Police say when troopers arrived, they found Shipton suffering in the grass from an apparent gunshot wound; Bacon also shot.
This all happening in the 5100 block of Wheeler Road in Conneaut Township. State Police say before they responded to the scene, a third person, 27-year-old Dustin Coffey, was called for help by Bacon.
During the fight, Police say, Shipton and Bacon were shot, police recovering two weapons at the scene. Shipton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Crawford County Coroner, and Bacon airlifted to UPMC Hamot for treatment. Police say she has since been transported to UPMC in Pittsburgh and is in stable condition. We were also informed that two juveniles were home at the time of the incident.
Lieutenant Wayne Kline of the Pennsylvania State Police tells us, “The District Attorney in Crawford County has made a determination to recuse himself for a potential conflict. So, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office is going to handle the prosecution… We treat every shooting as a potential homicide. We start with the most serious crime and work our way down."
An investigation is underway, but for now, there are no charges filed and Coffey has been released. They say they are comparing the interview with ballistic and other evidence found at the scene. Multiple interviews have been conducted, and additional interviews are scheduled.
The Crawford County Coroner says an autopsy is scheduled for 11 Friday morning.
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